Affordable Living Room Rugs to Update Your Space

Affordable Living Room Rugs to Update Your Space | Louella Reese

c/o loloi skye natural sage rug | similar off white couch | sage pillows | c/o round leather ottomannatural stripe curtains | curtain rodround serving tray | planter | accent chairs | cable knit throw blanketwood peg rack (I primed and painted white) | hanging baskets | shelf planter | square basket

One decor item that can quickly update and transform your space is an area rug! I was blown away by how much our living changed when we added a new area rug from Loloi Rugs. The rug we had in our living room prior was from our town house and while I didn’t realize it until we received the new rug, it was much too small for the space. Which ended up making the living room appear smaller and less pulled together. Upon rolling out our new rug the room was transformed – warmer, cozier, and pulled together! We opted for an 8×10 which fills the space and again, pulls everything together. The rug we selected pairs perfectly with our living room color scheme – sage green, olive, chocolate, and ivory.

My top recommendation is to go as big as you can…

Consider a 5’ x 8’ rug for smaller living rooms. Place the front legs of your sofa on the rug so it’s not “floating” in the middle of the room.

An 8’ x 10’ rugs is a great option for most living room settings. This size allows you to place the front legs of your furniture on the rug, which ties things together.

In a larger living room, a 9’ x 12’ or 10’ x 14’ rug makes a big statement. Plus, a bigger rug will make the entire room look bigger. If you have a sectional, you should probably consider this size.

After adding this rug to our living room I am now convinced the first item to purchase when looking to update, refresh, or transform your space is an area rug! Luckily there are so many affordable living room rugs available to shop! 

Rounding up a few recent favorites I’ve come across below…

Affordable Living Room Rugs to Update Your Space | Louella Reese

Shop Affordable Living Room Rugs

1. Blue Fading Floral Fringe Rug

If you’re looking to add some color to your space without it being too loud or busy this is the rug for you! Such a beautiful blue hue. 

2. Loren Collection Vintage Printed Persian Area Rug in Slate 

Another beautiful blue hue that packs a punch without stealing the show!

3. Loren Collection Vintage Printed Persian Area Rug in Sand and Taupe

Love the pattern of this gorgeous rug! Also love how simple and natural it is with just a few small pops of color. 

4. Loren Collection Vintage Printed Persian Area Rug in Sand

This light sand hue is the ideal vintage inspired neutral rug. 

5. Off White Jute Braided Rug

Perfect for coastal inspired rooms or to layer under another rug. We are contemplating the layering look for our living room. 

6.  Ivory Carved Chevron Area Rug

If you’re on the search for a super simple neutral rug, this is the rug for you!

7. Skye Collection Area Rug in Natural Sand

This was our second choice when picking out our living room rug. This one offers a big more contrast and few additional hues. 

8. Skye Collection Area Rug in Natural Sage 

Obviously my favorite! The rug we selected for our living room. 

9. Skye Collection Area Rug in Charcoal Dove

Love this color combination! A great option for those looking for a bit more contrast. 

10. Beige Eldorado Area Rug

In love with this chocolate brown and beige rug! Would be a nice option for those with kids or dogs, would definitely hide spills and dirt well. 

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  1. rebecca wrote:

    we desperately need to change out our old hand me down straw rug and get something new! this was so so helpful. as soon as we can get some of john’s friends to help us haul the old one out, I will revisit this for more inspo 🙂

    xx rebecca //

    Posted 8.14.20
    • aw yay! I’m so glad you found it to be helpful! excited to see what rug you pick for your space!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.16.20
  2. Lizzie wrote:

    When we move, I’m definitely going to check these out! I just love how they pull together a space!


    Posted 8.14.20
  3. Morgan wrote:

    Go big, or go home right?! I love the rug you chose for the space! It compliments everything wonderfully!

    the HER chronicles []

    Posted 8.14.20
  4. Stephanie wrote:

    I officially want them ALL. I love area rugs like these, and they make such a difference in a space. I try to get a rug before decorating anything else so I can make everything else match the aesthetic of the rug itself haha. Love your picks!

    Posted 8.15.20
    • couldn’t agree with you more gal! and I love that idea – honestly genius!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.16.20
  5. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I honestly didn’t know I was a rug person until recently. I love how they instantly lift a space!

    Dana | It’s Casual Blog 

    Posted 8.16.20
  6. I love the concept of this, as being affordable since the bigger the rug the more expensive they usually are so affordability is a huge piece of it. You did a great job rounding up some trendy and high quality ones!

    Posted 8.16.20
  7. Greta wrote:

    I love how this rug ties the room together. I need a new rug for my living room!

    Posted 8.16.20
    • thanks lady! we absolutely love it! you should definitely scoop up one of these affordable options.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.17.20
  8. Rugs can be so expensive; you found some grwat options! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 8.17.20
  9. Rach wrote:

    I’ve heard so many great things about Loloi rugs. Really love your area rug and how it turned out in your living room!

    Posted 8.17.20
  10. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    Love how this space turned out. I have a Loloi rug that I love, it looks WAY more expensive than it is.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 8.17.20
    • thank you lady! and completely agree with you – cannot beat the look + quality of them for the price!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.17.20

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